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Collection of East Coast Newsprint on Slavery and Indentured Servitude
Call Number: MS189
Overview: This collection includes individual newspaper issues from the East Coast from publications such as The New England Courant, The Boston Gazette, and The National Democrat, as well as one broadside by Gerrit Smith, regarding enslaved persons, slavery, and indentured servants.
Dates: 1723 -- 1846
Dickinson, Hill and Co. Slave Trade Records
Call Number: MS181
Scope and Contents: This collection contains correspondence and receipts from Dickinson, Hill and Co., a slave merchant and auctioneer firm based in Richmond, Virginia. The bulk of this collection’s materials are dated from 1850 to 1865.
Dates: bulk 1850 -- 1865, 1838 -- 1865
Poster Offering 300 Dollar Reward for a Fugitive from Slavery
Call Number: MS183
Overview: This collection includes one poster from 1856 offering a 300-dollar reward for a fugitive from slavery named Tom, from New Orleans, Louisiana.
Pre-Civil War and Civil War Southern Railroad Tickets and Receipts
Call Number: MS186
Overview: This collection contains railroad tickets for enslaved persons, the general public, and soldiers of the Confederate States of America. The bulk of the material in this collection is dated from 1859 to 1860. The railroad tickets are from Richmond, Virginia to several cities, including Montgomery, Virginia; Vicksburg, Virginia; and Selma, Alabama.
Dates: circa 1859 -- 1865
- Subject: Enslaved persons X
- African American history 2
- Civil War 2
- Slavery 2
- Anti-slavery 1
- Indentured servitude 1
- Railroad tickets 1
- Richmond (Va.) 1
- Slave merchants 1
- Soldiers 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 1 + ∧ less
- Dickenson, Hill and Co. 1